Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                         PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
                     OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 4, 2004

                              JACK IN THE BOX INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        DELAWARE                      1-9390                  95-2698708
(State of Incorporation)          (Commission File           (I.R.S. Employer
                                       Number)            Identification Number)

9330 BALBOA AVENUE, SAN DIEGO, CA                              92123
(Address of principal executive offices)                     (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (858) 571-2121


ITEM 7(c) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed with this report.

Number              Description
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99.1                Press release issued August 4, 2004

ITEM 12. Disclosure of Results of Operations and Financial Condition

     On August 4, 2004, Jack in the Box Inc. issued a press release announcing
     the company's third-quarter earnings results and fiscal-2004 guidance. The
     press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein
     by reference.

     Jack in the Box Inc. will conduct a conference call on August 4, 2004, at
     8:30 a.m. PDT to review Jack in the Box Inc. third-quarter earnings results
     and fiscal-2004 guidance. Investors can hear this conference call live by
     visiting the Jack in the Box home page at Access the
     Jack in the Box home page at least 15 minutes prior to the call in order to
     download and install any necessary audio software. Investors can hear
     replays of the conference call by visiting and
     clicking on the conference call link.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                              JACK IN THE BOX INC.

                                              By:  JOHN F. HOFFNER
                                                   John F. Hoffner
                                                   Executive Vice President
                                                   Chief Financial Officer
                                                   (Principal Financial Officer)
                                                   (Duly Authorized Signatory)

Date:  August 4, 2004